Every year the choir I sing with heads up to Estes Park for a retreat. It’s a chance to rehearse intensively over a weekend, sing at the magnificent Stanley Hotel and to get to know each other a little better.
One of the ways we do that is by eating together. Each section gets assigned a meal to provide and this year us altos were bringing dinner. I had a huge batch of my famous chili (is there any chili that isn’t famous?) which I’d already made ahead of time and brought up to the retreat, all ready to heat up in the crock pot. So organized!
When I got there, I plugged in the crock pot and waited for it to heat up. And waited. And waited some more. Alas, my faithful crock pot had conked out on me. Luckily the well-stocked kitchen at the YMCA of the Rockies lodge we stay at had a big stove top pot. I decanted the chili, heated it up and all’s well that ends well.
Except that I carefully washed out the crock pot that wouldn’t work and drove it all the way down the mountain to sit on my garage floor. It still doesn’t work and I’ve replaced it already. Time to thank this crock pot for years of service and let it retire already. Do you have any appliances that you know don’t work and you’ve already replaced? Can you join me in sending them away this Saturday?
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